EdNC: It’s Time for Action on Recruiting, Retaining Black Educators
NC State College of Education doctoral student Brittani Clark discusses promising models to recruit and retain educators of color in schools.
Assistant Professor Michelle Falter Receives North Carolina English Teachers’ Association’s First-ever Anti-Racist Teaching Award
For Assistant Professor Michelle Falter, Ph.D., anti-racist education is a 24/7 attitude and mindset. Her work in practicing and promoting anti-racist education was recently honored with the North Carolina English Teachers’ Association’s first-ever Anti-Racist Teaching Award.
Meet Mackenzie Hunt ‘20: My Goal is to Work with Students Experiencing Poverty to Help Them be Better Prepared for the Future
Without scholarship support, Mackenzie Hunt ‘20 wouldn’t have been able to attend the NC State College of Education. But as a STEM Education Research Fellow and recipient of the Dean’s Leadership and P.H. Cooper scholarships, she’s now earned her Bachelor of Science in Applied Education Studies.
Meet Kayla Malone ‘20MED: ‘Educational Inequities Cannot be Solved by One Person but I Feel Called to Make a Difference’
As a first-generation college student, Kayla Malone ‘20MED has found her niche in the special education program at the NC State College of Education, where she hopes to have a positive impact on students while working to make education more accessible for all.
Meet Dan Frankenfield ‘20MAT: ‘The Most Fulfilling Aspects of the Military For Me Involved Either Teaching Skills to Others or Imparting Guidance on Younger Soldiers’
While serving in the United States Army, Dan Frankenfield ‘20MAT spent a significant amount of time at Fort Bragg, where he was assigned as a psychological operations specialist. While deployed, he worked with teams in Special Forces, where he learned firsthand the importance of relationship building -- a skill he uses daily in his middle school classroom
John Nietfeld on His International Collaborations: ‘It’s Hard to Explain All the Things You Gain from Interactions with All These Different People from These Different Countries’
When John Nietfeld, Ph.D., a professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, was given the opportunity to become a Fulbright Scholar in 2016, he thought it was a natural fit for his career. He shares how international work has been “career-making” and how his ongoing Missions with Monty research project is evolving.
My Student Experience: ‘Even Though There is a Pandemic and We Are Teaching Virtually, I Wouldn’t Change it for the World,’ Says Jana Humphrey ‘20MAT
As a child, Jana Humphrey ‘20MAT loved the story of Matilda. And she knew if she was ever to become a teacher, she wanted to be just like Miss Honey. Humphrey will graduate on Dec. 4 and will be one step closer to becoming Miss Honey.
Meet Janell Miller ‘20MS: ‘I Chose Education to Help Inspire Young Students Who Look Like Me and Who Need Support and Guidance’
There was no question when Janell Miller ‘20MS relocated to Raleigh, where she would pursue her advanced degree. Having earned her bachelor’s degree from NC State, she knew the College of Education was the perfect fit for embarking on her new adventure.
With Help of Literacy and Community Initiative, Directed by Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee, High School Students with Juntos N.C. Publish Peer-reviewed Article
Like many academics, Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., an assistant professor of English Language Arts education in the NC State College of Education, said she didn’t publish her first peer-reviewed academic article until she was in her late 20s and earning her doctorate degree. Through her work as the director of the Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) though, she has now helped a group of students author a peer-reviewed article while they were still teenagers.
Teaching the Pack: Valerie Faulkner
Valerie Faulkner, Ph.D., teaching associate professor in the Teacher Education and Learning Sciences department, and other teachers in the College of Education are adapting to online instruction themselves while supporting future teachers in doing so.